Is the Indian public unfit for the democratic form of government?
Knowing your constitutional rights is not enough. People must maintain the environment and conditions favorable for the growth of democracy and should learn to use constitutional rights for the proper functioning of a democracy.
What would be your opinion when you hear or read a news like “ Mr. Vibhadra Singh threatened the media and warned them that he he will smash their cameras”? A spicy news for all the news channels, the daily newspapers and the readers, who would love to wonder what Raja Ji has been doing. The BJP sympathizers would find it very soothing to hear that. Well, that would add to the scoreboard of stinking political party war. On the other hand, the fans of Virbhadra Sing would feel an extreme wave of rage against the media. Even the rival media channels and papers join hands when it comes to threats. Quite justifiable because that’s the only thing that can prevent them from being a victim of the rising dictatorship of the wealthy and political giants.
Although every political group is indulged in the blame game but, most of all, the BJP finds it cozy to jump in the gutter and enjoy mud slinging as the emptiness inside the united face of the party is getting visible to the public. The factionalism in their own house and rebel activities in Himachal are two scary nightmares for the BJP. Think about it for a while. Why only during the election time? That’s one of the main aspect that every voter must perceive. Each word spoken and every action performed by the leader of a particular party project their character and the respect for moral rules in the game play. It doesn’t mean that Raja Ji is a victim of media exaggeration or political tricks of rivals. There could be material in all the allegations, which are causing a headache,especially for the Congress. Further, the undemocratic behavior on the part of some of its leaders is a very strong indication of prevailing misuse of the power of the state e.g. the congress didn’t even bother to consult its allies regarding the implementation of the FDI. A couple of weeks ago Salmaan Khurshid, our law minister, was threatening Keijarwal publicly using highly questionable language. Now, the reaction of the opposition leader, Virbhadra Singh, to a question regarding the tax evasion and money laundering allegations leveled by BJP might have untied his inner dictatorial wish. Have a look at the videos below.
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Do you find these gestures appropriate on the part of two powerful political leaders? Why is there so much aggression if they are clean? Perhaps, these questions are scaring them as the polling day in nearing. These questions should be a great concern for the sheep herd, who find it highly tough to ‘Think’. The thinking faculty of of our people has been replaced by the perceptions based on the news headlines on TV Channels and spicy stories in the daily newspapers.
While most of us, who had wondered a lot when the TV Channel Aaj Tak disclosed the finding of their investigative operation ‘Dhritrashtra’, would have found it difficult to look for the progress that is being made in the case. Are those allegations true? If not, then did Salmaan proved that officially through any documented material evidences? It’s too much of the corruption. It’s beyond tolerance now. Our nation needs change. These are the opinions that the media gets from the public. Then why doesn’t it affect the culprits?
The answer is that Lord Vishnu has still not appeared as an Avatar, who will destroy the corruption from India and bring peace and prosperity for the human kind. Keep waiting guys, but it’s your inability to ‘unite and think’ that encourage aristocracy and corruption. The government doesn’t have anyone to be afraid of. The public has elected them itself, but doesn’t know how to take that power back or make the representatives responsible. There are a few who dares, but the shine of money and power push them to the corners. Sometimes, it sounds to be true that Indian public has a taste for slavery and the common man likes to be ruled. The public of our nation doesn’t seem to be fit for the democratic system of government e.g. Article 25, 26, 27 and 28 safeguard the religious freedom of all citizens, and wish for a secular state. That’s a mistake to give them that on the account of the behavioral characteristic shown by the majority of people in the Indian society. The democratic government is useless for such a public that doesn’t even know how to use the ‘Right To Expression’ and because these idiots believe in maintaining classification on the bases of caste or wealth & status. There are even subcategories in some of the castes. The political parties are not far behind in taking advantage of religious beliefs and provoke people to form religious groups, which are highly intolerable towards other religious beliefs. The RSS and Shiv Sena are two solid examples of it.
It’s a definite and certain fact that the democracy can’t work without the interference of the common public. In order to interfere, one must know and understand the concept of the democratic system. Knowledge and the reaction of the public is the only power that can eliminate the corruption and force the government to rectify the malfunctioning of the democratic machinery.
Moreover, the perception regarding the media should be changed. The media and the press are not just meant for the entertainment or just for watching and reading. The purpose of media is to circulate the true facts regarding any important news that matters to their Nation. Rest depends on the public. The public is the authority that needs to unite and demand justification from the government during the times like our nation going through presently. If denied cooperation, then use the Judiciary to punish the culprits legally. However, in a view that the common man would rarely dare to attempt an action using our judicial machinery, the environment becomes favorable for the growth of corruption. The world appears to be favoring only to the wealthy, politically relevant personalities and the powerful. Still, the awakening of the common man is the only permanent cure to the degraded condition of India.
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The only right the people of India know and are welcomed to consume is that of ‘voting’. In a nutshell, it’ll be a humorous joke to claim that we live in a democratic state, but afraid of using the rights given to us and, unfortunately, our fears are justifiable on the grounds that a greater part of the public is suffering from imbalances in the economy of the nation. You must survive first and then think about enjoying your rights.